So I have a date tonight. A date with someone I’ve never met. It’s interesting witnessing the disclosing over email that I am cleansing and won’t be eating or drinking. This particular guy happens to be a vegetarian and eco-conscious so my cleansing didn’t seem to throw him, but in a city this expansive with so many things to choose from, it still proves challenging to come up with some options that are comfortable for two strangers that don’t include eating or drinking! I think we are gonna shoot some pool or bowl and then go hear some live music.

Cleansing while dating can definitely be challenging. I’ve been thrown off many cleanses due to an impending date with someone new or a free weekend with my ex-beau, my time is so limited and when I have the chance to do grown-up single gal things, cleansing sometimes isn’t my first choice. But at this point I am in it to win it!

I had my biofeedback session with Gabriel Hoffman the other day. It was really wonderful to set the intentions for my cleanse with him. Gabriel and I have been working together for quite some time now and he is well aware of my sleeping issues. In the past, has put me on drops for many different things depending on what I was being challenged with or where I needed greater support. In this session with him, he took the time to test on the Scio each drop and supplement that I’ve been taking and determine via the feedback my central nervous system delivered back, whether it was appropriate for me to continue taking it.

Our pharmacy has really grown at SanaVita and I have the use of so many tools, but don’t always know exactly what I need and when I need it. And even though it may seem to make perfect sense to take certain things, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is what my body needs or is ready for. For example, the homeopathic Liver Cleanse. I am cleansing and thought that this would be the perfect time to enhance the detoxing of my liver by taking these drops. But my CNS said no; it’s not what I need right now.

By the end of extensive testing (that didn’t even take that long) of all the supplements and drops I had been using in the last several months, we narrowed it down to seven core components a day, which has really made things much simpler. It’s also reassuring that these seven items are what MY BODY needs RIGHT NOW. I’ve always had a difficult time with moderation. When I would cleanse I would tend to overdue it sometimes and either fry myself out and not be able to complete what I started or suffer too strong of a healing crisis that would knock me off my feet. The regimen Gabriel came up with for me is totally manageable. We plan on meeting weekly to check in and modify things as needed. I feel so fortunate to have this type of support during this journey!

I will support myself later with a colonic and drink a power smoothie before I go out tonight and bring some juices with me. This should be interesting!

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.